Chance and Friendly Texas Welcome.
I have been working on this all day and I really wanted to finish it tonight. Doesn't look like it will happen, though. I'm pooped.
I will re-post when it is truly complete. Meantime, if you are interested in it, contact me and I will send you a more accurate color representation shot in daylight.
I took photos of these individuals last year at Doug Prine's Shoot Out. They were separate images, and I combined them and added the background. This Saturday I am attending Doug's shin-dig again, this time accompanied by Dan Vanderburg, a novelist who has commissioned me to paint an image for his book cover. This is a big deal for me and something I have wanted to do for a long time - illustrations.
At the shoot out we hope to find enough individuals in early 1800's dress to assemble a vignette that will suit the scene that Dan has in mind. Doug has assured me that we will, and if the sun is shining as well, it should be a perfect place to get the images we need.
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.